Early Edition

Joe McCulloch is here as usual this fine Tuesday morning, with a guide to the most interesting-sounding new comics releases of the week.

Meanwhile, elsewhere:

—News. The nominees for Canada's Joe Schuster Awards have been announced.

The CBLDF has a report explaining the recent protest by a 20-year-old California college student over the inclusion in a course of four graphic novels she and her family deem "pornography" and "garbage": Fun Home, Persepolis, and volumes of Y the Last Man and The Sandman.

Michael Cavna at the Washington Post shares some of the results of the #Draw4Atena campaign.

—Reviews & Commentary. Robert Boyd has comics on the mind again lately, with reviews of Bill Schelly's Harvey Kurtzman biography and the first print issue of Kayla E.'s Nat. Brut.

Sequential State reviews Josh Simmons's harrowing Black River.

Neil Cohn writes about a study that seems to show that the supposed universality of cartoon images is just that: supposed.

—Not Comics. Michael Lind wonders why no one under 40 cares about fine art—did capitalism kill it? I am posting this mostly to see if Dan likes it, is annoyed by it, both, or neither.

2 Responses to Early Edition

  1. Spencer says:

    The piece by Michael Lind is brilliant.a fb friend had this to add, thought I’d share it here:

    “The ascendant bourgeoisie tried to imitate aristocratic tastes and so you had tons of 12th century French sculpture put into the walls of the Rockefeller mansion and stuff. Now that they’re solidly in charge, their shitty tastes are in the master position and art has to cater to them. They’re not ashamed of not being able to understand what a Giotto painting is about. They want Elvis printed on a page nine times in a row, and they’re going to get it, or you’ll starve.”

  2. Max West says:

    I’ve been following the controversy over the Crafton Hills College graphic novel selections. The complaint involved the reader expecting “Batman and Robin, not pornography”. This sadly reflects the attitude of our society. Comics are seen as being still nothing but superheroes.

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